Barn red hen house? Help!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cynstaub, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. cynstaub

    cynstaub Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought some flat barn red paint for my henhouse. I was just about to paint it..then I'm thinking chickens don't like red do they?
    Do you think it would be okay to paint my henhouse barn red?
     
  2. cmchickens

    cmchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think they'll mind. Chickens tend to be attracted to red, which is why many waterers for chicks have red bases. They might glance at it or peck once or twice, but once they figure out it's not food, they'll leave it be.
     
  3. recfsh

    recfsh Out Of The Brooder

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    No problem here. Often keep the big door open during summer days. They jump up and down all day long and hang out underneath for shade.


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  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Chickens have been around barns for thousands of years. Sometimes barns are painted red. Red barns and chickens get along fine.

    You’re overthinking it as we often do. It’s not a problem. Paint the coop red. Should look good.
     
  5. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yea, chickens are attracted to anything that looks like food.

    Eventually they will eat your coop....[​IMG]
     
  6. tcstoehr

    tcstoehr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I painted mine "barn red". It's still standing.
     

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